McCaskill’s mother, Betty Anne Ward McCaskill, died at 84 in October, just days before her daughter retained her Senate seat by defeating Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) in the election.
But McCaskill certainly got some TLC from other members of her growing brood on Thursday. The lawmaker, who welcomed a grandson in November, also tweeted, “So happy to have so many family here today for swearing in. Pictures later, but 6 of 7 children, 5 of 6 grandchildren, my siblings, 23 in all!”